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The Great Game of Business

Jack Stack

Now available in paperback--the book that has, since 1992, become the primer for open-book management, a new method based on the concept of democracy, the spirit of sports, and the reality of numbers. Includes a "user's guide" and a discussion guide created especially for this edition.

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Book Information

Publisher: Broadway Business
Publish Date: 09/30/1994
Pages: 304
ISBN-13: 9780385475259
ISBN-10: 038547525X
Language: English

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December 01, 2008

I'm sure you already know that Jack and Todd have a book coming out in February about the best books the business genre has produces over the years. Well, on top of the The Countdown Book Club, we've thought of another way we can get some of the books they discuss in their book in your hands. We're starting a new series of special giveaways over on InBubbleWrap. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

February 10, 2009

This last week has been a bit of a whirlwind here! Much is going on with The 100 Best. Lots of folks are talking about it and tweeting about it. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

April 08, 2009

Inc. Magazine is celebrating 30 years of publication this month and as a part of their coverage have put together "The Business Owner's Bookshelf" - 30 books people running small businesses should read. Here is the list in its entirety: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk, by Peter Bernstein (1996) The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything, by Guy Kawasaki (2004) The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger, by Marc Levinson (2006) Brand New: How Entrepreneurs Earned Consumers' Trust from Wedgwood to Dell, by Nancy F. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

March 19, 2015

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January 08, 2009

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Inc. Magazine has a great feature in their Jan/Feb 09 issue in which they asked their "favorite entrepreneurs for the tips and tricks they have used to pilot their business through difficult times. " One of the twenty three respondents just happens to be one of our favorite authors. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

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In the early 1980s, Springfield Remanufacturing Corporation (SRC) in Springfield, Missouri, was a near bankrupt division of International Harvester. That's when a green young manager, Jack Stack, took over and turned it around. He didn't know how to "manage" a company, but he did know about the principal, of athletic competition and democracy: keeping score, having fun, playing fair, providing choice, and having a voice. With these principals he created his own style of management -- open-book management. The key is to let everyone in on financial decisions. At SRC, everyone learns how to read a P&L -- even those without a high school education know how much the toilet paper they use cuts into profits. SRC people have a piece of the action and a vote in company matters. Imagine having a vote on your bonus and on what businesses the company should be in. SRC restored the dignity of economic freedom to its people. Stack's "open-book management" is the key -- a system which, as he describes it here, is literally a "game," and one so simple anyone can use it. As part of the Currency paperback line, the book includes a "User's Guide" -- an introduction and discussion guide created for the paperback by the author -- to help readers make practical use of the book's ideas. Jack Stack is the president and CEO of the Springfield Remanufacturing Corporation, in Springfield, Missouri. The recipient of the 1993 Business Enterprise Trust Award, Jack speaks throughout the country on "The Great Game Of Business" and "Open Book Management."

"This is the brilliant story of the most radical act committed by a businessman in this century. You can't run or manageyour business the old way once you read "The Great Game."" -- Paul Hawken

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